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About Mountain Parks Foundation
Brand New to Big Basin - Guided Backpacking Adventures with California State Park Professionals!
Choose from 1- or 3-night trips:
1 Night Trip: Saturday, August 1 to Sunday, August 2
From Big Basin Redwoods State Park to Waddell Beach
(Mandatory Pre-Meeting: Monday, July 13 from 6:30 pm to 8 pm)
3 Night Trip: Friday, August 21 to Monday, August 24
From Castle Rock State Park to Waddell Beach
(Mandatory Pre-Meeting: Wednesday, August 5 from 6:30 pm to 8 pm)
Travel from spectacular ridgelines, through old growth redwood forests, to sandy shores with our knowledgeable team of naturalists. Imagine if the Santa Cruz Mountains could speak, and the stories they could tell. Our guides will share the secrets of this precious wilderness and give you a window into the lives of the people who lived here for thousands of years. There is no limit to the personal growth and amazing natural beauty you will experience on your back country adventure.
NOTE: For both trips, space is EXTREMELY LIMITED. Sign up is on a first-come, first-served basis. Register by calling Cathryn Boult at Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks (831) 429-1840 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For more detailed information please call (831) 335-6391 or (831) 427-2288, or visit www.thatsmypark.org.
21st Annual LOBSTER FEED Fundraiser - Saturday, October 10, 2015
Complete buffet dinner in the forest, non-alcoholic drinks, and live entertainment. *Two (2) alcoholic beverages included in General Ticket price. Additional wine and beer will be available with premium raffle ticket purchase at the event.
Complete dinner served to you under a canopy of trees at a reserved VIP table, drinks, and live entertainment. Alcoholic beverages and one premium raffle ticket are included in VIP Ticket price.
The 30th Annual Ohlone Day is Coming in September!
Saturday, September 12, 2015 10am to 4pm
In the News!
Mountain Parks Foundation Receives 2014 Best of Felton Award
FELTON April 23, 2014 -- Mountain Parks Foundation has been selected for the 2014 Best of Felton Award in the Environmental Protection Organization category by the Felton Award Program.
Each year, the Felton Award Program identifies organizations that they believe have achieved exceptional success in their local community and business category. These are local organizations that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Felton area a great place to live, work and play.
Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2014 Felton Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Felton Award Program and data provided by third parties.
About Felton Award Program:
The Felton Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Felton area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.
The Felton Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.
In the News!
UK writer STEVE ADAMS is touring California in a motorhome for a feature that will appear in Camping & Caravanning magazine later this year. Here’s his final report from the road.
Instagram Snapshot "#SCWildflower" Photo Contest!
To celebrate spring, wildflowers and our beautiful Santa Cruz Area California State Parks, @VisitSantaCruz is running a photo contest on Instagram
so we can share the wildflower love!
WHEN: Contest begins Saturday, April 5, 2014 and ends Monday,
April 28, 2014
WHERE: Any Santa Cruz County State Park
HOW: Simply snap a picture of some wildflowers while you are out
and about and share your photo on Instagram using #SCWildflowers!
At the end of the contest a winner will be chosen and will receive a
$25 gift certificate to the Nature Store at Henry Cowell Redwoods
State Park, a $25 gift certificate to any Friends ParkStore, 2 tickets
to ride a steam train at Roaring Camp Railroads and some awesome
Santa Cruz swag!
Contest brought to you by the Santa Cruz County Conference and Visitors Council in partnership with the Mountain Parks Foundation & Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks. For visitor information logon to santacruz.org.
Discover more about local wildflowers at Rancho del Oso's annual Wildflower Weekend April 26 & 27 from 11am to 4pm. For more information call (831) 427-2288 or visit http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=26539. Located 17 miles north of Santa Cruz, at 3600 Highway One, Davenport, California 95017.
Sponsor a Tree in memory of a loved one, as a unique gift, or to celebrate a special occasion.
In The News!
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park is making the news in Ireland! Travel writer, Fergus McDonnell, visited our park last October and wrote a lovely article about his visit that was recently published in the Irish Sunday Independent.